Upcoming Events

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Age
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Drop-in Tech Help

June 27, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Library Foyer
Age Group: Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Technology Class
Body:
Bring your device and questions to the Reference Desk and we’ll connect you with one of our tech-savvy librarians for help. Keep in mind, we cannot fix computer hardware problems or download software for you, but we CAN show you how to download eB...

New Release Fridays: Hotel Mumbai

June 28, 2019
3:00pm - 5:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Movie
Body:
Jumpstart your weekend and be the first to see newly-released DVDs! Popcorn included. This week's movie: Hotel Mumbai In this harrowing retelling of the Taj Hotel terrorist attack, emotions run high. The Taj Hotel in Mumbai is overrun by an on...

Hamilton's Women

June 29, 2019
10:00am - 11:00am
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Show or Performance, Talk or Lecture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 25
Body:
Meet the women who captivated Alexander Hamilton: his wife Elizabeth and her sisters Angelica Schuyler Church and Peggy Schuyler Van Rensselaer. Actress and scholar Leslie Goddard, Ph.D., brings these smart, amazing women to life. Whether or not y...

Cloud Storage Basics

July 1, 2019
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Media Lab
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Technology Class
Registration Required
Body:
Stop worrying about losing files and start using cloud storage to back up and share files and folders. This class explores the various online storage options currently available, including Google Drive, iCloud, and Dropbox....

New Release Fridays: Gloria Bell

July 5, 2019
3:00pm - 5:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Movie
Body:
Jumpstart your weekend and be the first to see newly-released DVDs! Popcorn included. This week's movie: Gloria Bell A divorced woman in her 50s decides to reach for the stars and make the most out of life. By day, she's an average, white-coll...

Hydrangeas are HOT!

July 8, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Talk or Lecture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 36
Body:
With their big moppy heads of colorful flowerets, it’s not surprising that hydrangeas have become prominent additions to landscapes and gardens. Learn about the care and characteristics of different cultivars from professional horticulturist Sharon Y...
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Talk or Lecture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 18
Body:
Learn the alphabet, simple greetings, and a bit about deaf culture during this intro class to American Sign Language. Taught by Alyssa Gentile, Sign Language Interpreter at College of Lake County. ...

Drop-in Tech Help

July 11, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Library Foyer
Age Group: Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Technology Class
Body:
Bring your device and questions to the Reference Desk and we’ll connect you with one of our tech-savvy librarians for help. Keep in mind, we cannot fix computer hardware problems or download software for you, but we CAN show you how to download eB...

Mystery Book Group: The House of Silk

July 11, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion Group
Body:
Do you like puzzles, enigmas, and whodunits? Indulge your inner detective with us! This month's selection: The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz ...

New Release Fridays: Cold Pursuit

July 12, 2019
3:00pm - 5:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Movie
Body:
Jumpstart your weekend and be the first to see newly-released DVDs! Popcorn included. This week's movie: Cold Pursuit Nestled away in the Rocky Mountains, Nels, a snowplow driver, and his wife live a modest and quiet life in their isolated cab...

Forest Writers Group

July 13, 2019
9:30am - 11:30am
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion Group
Body:
Come meet fellow writers, share your work, engage in writing exercises, and exchange constructive feedback. Open to all! New writers welcome. ...

Tai Chi for Beginners on the Library Lawn

July 13, 2019
11:30am - 12:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Front Lawn
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Hands-on Activity
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 22
Body:
Tai chi combines slow, deliberate movements, meditation, and breathing exercises to restore your energy while improving your circulation, balance, and alignment. Experience the amazing benefits of this low‑impact exercise during our beginners’ classe...

Booksy Book Box registration opens

July 15, 2019
12:00am - 11:45pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Booksy Book Box registration
Body:
We're excited you're interested in signing up for a Booksy Book Box from Lake Forest Library! Booksy registration opens prior to each quarter. If registration has not opened for the upcoming quarter yet, click the Remind Me button at the...

Poetry Group

July 15, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion Group
Body:
Spend quality time with excellent works of poetry among other poetry lovers as you dive deeper into poets and their works. ...

Getting Government Grants

July 17, 2019
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Business Program, Talk or Lecture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 25
Body:
Join us for networking! Doors open at 6:30 pm prior to all business events. Are you a nonprofit or local government looking to expand your organization’s capacity with federal grants? A representative from Congressman Brad Schneider’s offic...

Drop-in Tech Help

July 18, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Library Foyer
Age Group: Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Technology Class
Body:
Bring your device and questions to the Reference Desk and we’ll connect you with one of our tech-savvy librarians for help. Keep in mind, we cannot fix computer hardware problems or download software for you, but we CAN show you how to download eB...

New Release Fridays: The Public

July 19, 2019
3:00pm - 5:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Movie
Body:
Jumpstart your weekend and be the first to see newly-released DVDs! Popcorn included. This week's movie: The Public When a brutal blast of cold hits Cincinnati, the public library transforms from a safe haven for the homeless into a potential ...

Cook with Books: Where Cooking Begins

July 22, 2019
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussion Group
Body:
Bring mouth-watering cookbook photos to life! Make a dish to share with the group as we discuss the cookbook and the recipes we choose. This month's cookbook: 5 Ingredients: Quick and Easy Food by Jamie Oliver ...
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Talk or Lecture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 77
Body:
Travel back in time to July 24, 1915, to relive the events, aftermath, and ongoing legends that surround the sinking of the "Speed Queen of the Great Lakes" while she was docked in the Chicago River. Nationally known actor Terry Lynch portrays Ollie ...

Drop-in Tech Help

July 25, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Library Foyer
Age Group: Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Technology Class
Body:
Bring your device and questions to the Reference Desk and we’ll connect you with one of our tech-savvy librarians for help. Keep in mind, we cannot fix computer hardware problems or download software for you, but we CAN show you how to download eB...

New Release Fridays: The Professor

July 26, 2019
3:00pm - 5:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Movie
Body:
Jumpstart your weekend and be the first to see newly-released DVDs! Popcorn included. This week's movie: The Professor Richards is a college professor whose life is thrown into turmoil after he's diagnosed with terminal cancer. He is given onl...

Tai Chi for Beginners on the Library Lawn

July 27, 2019
11:30am - 12:30pm
Registration
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Front Lawn
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Hands-on Activity
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 29
Body:
Tai chi combines slow, deliberate movements, meditation, and breathing exercises to restore your energy while improving your circulation, balance, and alignment. Experience the amazing benefits of this low‑impact exercise during our beginners’ classe...

Happy Birthday, Harry Potter!

July 31, 2019
10:00am - 8:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Kasian Room
Age Group: Adults, Teens, Kids and Families, Everyone
Program Type: Hands-on Activity, Movie
Body:
Celebrate the birthday of The Boy Who Lived in true Hogwarts style with crafts, trivia, tasty treats, and a movie marathon. Muggles, marauders, witches, and wizards are welcome! ...

Drop-in Tech Help

August 1, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Library Foyer
Age Group: Adults, Everyone
Program Type: Technology Class
Body:
Bring your device and questions to the Reference Desk and we’ll connect you with one of our tech-savvy librarians for help. Keep in mind, we cannot fix computer hardware problems or download software for you, but we CAN show you how to download eB...

New Release Fridays

August 2, 2019
3:00pm - 5:30pm
Library Branch: Lake Forest Library
Room: Reed Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Movie
Body:
Jumpstart your weekend and be the first to see newly-released DVDs! Popcorn included. This week's movie: Coming Soon! ...